Saturday, June 11, 2011
I recently had a chance to take guests to Yosemite National Park, where we encountered spectacular waterfalls. The Sierra Nevada had above normal rainfall this past winter. With the spring being colder than usual, the June snowpack is about 190% of normal, making for large amounts of water still flowing over the cliffs late in the season.
Upper Yosemite Fall
Half Dome and Bridalveil Fall
If you are in Northern California, try to get to Yosemite Valley to see the falls. Don't wait too long to visit. Even with the large snowpack, the falls will begin to dry up as we move further into summer. Yosemite Falls are usually dry by autumn and Bridalveil is just a trickle. For more information on Yosemite National Park, visit the National Park Service website.